Moon wrasse

Thalassoma lunare
  • Class:
    Ray-finned fishes (Lat. Actinopterygii)
  • Order:
    Perch-likes (Lat. Perciformes)
  • Family:
    Wrasses (Lat. Labridae)
  • Maximum size:
    25 cm TL
  • Habitat:
    Reef-associated; marine; depth range 1–20 m.
  • Climate:
    Subtropical; 24˚C–28˚C; 30˚N–32˚S.
  • Distribution:
    Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Line Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island and northern New Zealand.
  • Biology:
    Occurs in the upper portions of lagoon and coastal reefs, and in protected seaward reefs.